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Turkey and US-led coalition pound IS group in Syria

The Turkish military says artillery shelling and drone attacks by the US-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants.

The state-owned Anadolu Agency says the strikes took out multiple rocket launchers and gun positions.

Four drones deployed from the Incirlik air base, a launching point for US-led coalition forces in southern Turkey, took part in the operation and killed 29 militants.

The airstrikes were informed by intelligence gathered by the Turkish army, the private Dogan news agency reports.

The remaining 34 IS fighters were “neutralized” by rocket fire and artillery shelling from Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency.

— AP

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